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Interaction between the Sun and human excitability 

As mentioned in previous commentaries, solar flares have not only been associated with global weather patterns, but 
also human social activity. 

A.L. Tchijevsky 


During World War I, A. L. Tchijevsky, a Russian professor of Astronomy and Biological Physics, noticed that 
particularly severe battles followed solar flares during the sunspot peak period of 1916-17. Intrigued by the 
connection of human behavior to solar physics, Tchijevsky constructed an ''Index of Mass Human Excitability''. He 
compiled the histories of 72 countries from 500 BC to 1922 AD to provide a database to articulate his correlations. 
After rating the most significant events, Tchijevsky found that fully 80% of the most significant human events 
occurred during the 5 years or so of maximum sunspot activity. 

The solar connection to terrestrial events has been studied by scientists ever since then, but most of the focus has 
been on the sun itself and on the impact of the solar cycle on the climate, weather, agriculture, commodity markets 
and other non-human phenomenon. 

When the data is examined, it appears that when solar-geomagnetic activity is changing most rapidly and is on the 
ascent or on the descent of a solar cycle, when solar spots are rapidly increasing or diminishing respectively, it has 
the greatest potential to affect human moods, behavior patterns, creativity and historical trends. 

Throughout history, cultures such as Egyptian, Hopi, Ancient Indian, Mayan, Aztec and Chinese, believed that 
their collective behavior could be influenced by the sun. Seers such as the famous psychic Edgar Cayce, claimed 
that humans meditating together could influence solar activity and that such meditations can help to establish a 
more peaceful future and reduce individual and collective stress. More and more groups are continuously forming 
with this intention. They are stanch believers that prayer, meditations and collective intentions, over time, can help 
upgrade consciousness and facilitate positive outcomes for the planetary whole. This is especially relevant during 
times of increased "human excitability," and hence increased creativity and opportunity available from the energy 
influxes which occur during the increase of solar activity. 

Evidence for this is provided from a historical study conducted by Suitbert Ertel ("Bursts of creativity correlate 
with solar activity"- 1997) who examined the association between solar activity and oscillations in human creativity. 
Using time series analysis he examined the periods of flourishing and years of increased creativity in science and 
the arts (e.g. painting, poetry and fiction). The results clearly show that during increased solar activity, human 
creative activity also peaks. Tchijevsky contributes this observation to the fact that the influence on the human 
nervous system is greatest when the amount of emitted energy by the sun and radiation of the earth are greatest. 

We are at the beginning of the next Solar Cycle 24, which will increase over the next four to six years. There are 
always pessimistic and fear-based projections related to any new energetic cycles that have an interactive influence 
with the planet. However, the increasing light and coherence on the planet facilitates new choices and the power 
to change our responses to energy influxes. That's what the global consciousness shift is about: a chance to elect 
heart-based choices, then take charge and do things differently and respond with more consciousness, respect, love 

and compassion. It's time to end the tendency to create and repeat the same old stress-producing "play-outs" each 
time there in an energy influx on the planet — such as solar activity and other energetic influences — that could bring 
benefits and creative opportunities to help humanity spiral upward towards the next dimension of active intelligence 
and heart-based living. 

More and more people are realizing that solar and universal energetic influxes are part of a natural cycle — ^they are 
not "out to get us". Their effects depend on how we choose to respond to them. These influxes can be a great add-on 
to humanity. Yet people have to take responsibility for their own energy and elect to use this creative energy influx 
to create deeper connections and more caring interactions with each other and Mother Earth. The GCFs intention 
is to help provide self-transformational tools and technologies that help people align with their higher potentials for 
empowerment, in order to facilitate positive global change during the influx of the next solar cycle. 

The GCI hypothesizes that: 

1. All living things are interconnected and that we communicate with each other via our biological 
and electromagnetic fields, 

2. Not only are humans affected by such energetic fields, but conversely the Earth *s energetic systems 
are also influenced by collective human emotions and consciousness. Much of the planetary field 
environment is made up of the collective consciousness of the inhabitants. 

3. Large numbers of people intentionally creating heart-coherent states of care, love, compassion and 
appreciation will generate a coherent standing wave that can help offset the current planetary-wide wave 
of stress, discord and incoherence, 

A major factor in the global consciousness shift is enough people realizing the need to become more self- 
responsible for their own energy, thoughts, feelings and actions. It is each person's responsibility to establish 
balance within oneself and with the Earth. Every action counts, and by "taking charge" and increasing our coherence 
baseline, this shift and consciousness upgrade will be reflected in the global fleld environment as well. This in turn 
will create a mutually beneficial feedback loop between human beings and the Earth's energetic systems. 

Though not fully proven yet, we at the GCI research center feel that using our heart's intelligence to balance and 
manage our mental and emotional systems, along with meditations to increase our coherence, will raise our personal 
frequency pitch and energetically align us with the creative opportunities and benefits that can come with this next 
cycle of solar activity. More people are becoming aware that they have a choice in how they interact with new 
energy influxes — be they spiritual, astrological, solar, lunar, environmental or social. 

The Global Coherence Initiative is only one of the many emerging groups working to facilitate the planetary 
shift in these adventuresome and sometimes challenging times. No facilitation is "more important" than another. 
With a noncompetitive spirit and genuine care, all groups and individuals add a helpful piece to the grid and 
are energetically connected to each other at the heart level to serve the greater whole. We at the GCI honor and 
appreciate the love and care these groups and individual light workers from all over the world have put into this 

With gratitude and appreciation, 

Annette Deyhle, Ph.D. and GCI Research Team 

Influence of Geomagnetism and Schumann 
Resonances on Human Health and Behavior 

July 15, 2009 

In this commentary I would like to focus on this question: Is there a connection between solar activity, 
geomagnetic storms and the Schumann resonances and human health and behavior? 

In the last commentary, I discussed the Schumann resonances. Like a tuning fork, the earth has natural sound 
frequencies and these are called Schumann resonances. There are about 1000 lightning storms at any given moment 
worldwide, which excite the cavity. These resonances form in the conductive ionosphere which acts as a wave- 
guide. The limited dimensions of the earth cause this wave-guide to act as a resonant cavity for electromagnetic 
(EM) waves in what are extremely low frequencies bands (see figure below). 

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The lowest- frequency mode of the Schumann resonances is approximately 7.83 hertz (Hz), with a daily variation of 
about ±0.5 Hz. The other frequencies are 14, 20, 26, 33, 39 and 45 Hz. 

At the time physicist W.O. Schumann published the results of his research about these resonances in the journal 
Technische Physik, a Dr. Ankermiiller, a physician, immediately made the connection between the Schumann 
resonances and the alpha rhythm of brain waves. He found the thought of the earth having the same natural 
resonance as the brain very exciting and contacted Professor Schumann, who in turn asked a doctoral candidate 
to look into this phenomenon. This doctoral candidate was Herbert Konig, who became Schumann's successor 
at Munich University. Konig demonstrated a correlation between Schumann resonances and brain rhythms. He 
compared human EEG recordings with the natural electromagnetic fields of the environment (1979) and found that 
the first five Schumann resonances, 0-35 Hz, to be within the same frequency range as the brain waves in a human 
EEG and the 7.8 Hz signal to be very close to the brain's alpha rhythm frequency. 

The first five Schumann resonances overlap with the brain frequency bands. Note: Brain waves are grouped 
according to their frequencies and are labeled with Greek letters. Their most common frequencies include alpha, 
beta, delta and theta. 


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Delta * This occurs in a deep dreamless sleep or unconsciousness. 


Theta 4Hz - 7Hz 

This is associated with drowsiness. It also occurs at first stage of sleep and 
during deep meditation, when we are awake but open to mental imagery. It 
has been associated with creativity, intuition daydreaming and fantasizing. 
Believed to reflect activity from the limbic system and increased activity is 
observed in anxiety, behavioral activation and inhibition. 


This is the major rhythm seen in a normal, relaxed adult. It is present during 

most of life. It is considered a common state during alertness but not actively 
8Hz - processing information. Alpha has been linked to creativity (creative people 

12Hz show alpha when listening and coming to a solution) and mental work. Alpha 

activity is also associated with overall mental and body/mind coordination, 

calmness, alertness and learning. 


Beta reflects highly active processing. Occurs during normal waking 
12Hz - consciousness and outward attention. Slow beta: 12-17 is normal information 

30Hz processing and mental activity; Fast beta: 17-30 is heightened alertness and 

fight or flight, or anxiety. 



This is associated with waking states and can occur when we are 
simultaneously processing information in both brain hemispheres. Whales and 
dolphins also operate in these frequencies. 

Since this first discovery, more scientific research has posited that Schumann resonances are very important 
electromagnetic standing waves, acting as background frequencies and influencing biological oscillators within the 
mammalian brain. 

As long as the properties of Earth's electromagnetic cavity remain about the same, these frequencies remain the 
same. Some of the changes that occur in the Schumann resonances are caused by the solar sunspot cycle as Earth's 
ionosphere changes in response to changing solar wind associated with the 1 1 -year cycle of solar activity. As the 
mean intensity of the Schumann resonances increases or decreases because of day/night differences, changes in solar 
activity, global weather, etc., our brains and nervous systems respond to the changes. 

Resonance may be defined as the frequency at which an object most naturally wants to vibrate. For example: 
In coherent systems, one object may set another object into motion if it shares the same resonant frequency. If, 
for example, you strike a tuning fork of 100 cycles per second and bring it near another tuning fork of that same 
frequency, the second tuning fork will be set in motion. Even though it has not been struck, the second fork will 
begin to vibrate and radiate a sound merely by being in the same field as the vibrating tuning fork. 

Similar to the tuning-fork example, evidence shows it is possible for the brain to detect, tune into and respond to a 
Schumann resonance signal. 

The question arises: How are we able to tune into the Schumann resonances? 

The answer is that our brain possesses Zeitgeber, a German word that translates literally to time givers and refers to 
external agents or events that provide signals - in this case, the Schumann resonances. These external signals help 
the human biological system to become synchronized with the daily rhythmic cycles of the earth. 

Research within the last decade shows that significant alteration in solar and geomagnetic activity caused by 
such things as geomagnetic storms can precipitate significant changes in the intensity and stability of a Schumann 
resonance signal. This can take a Schumann resonance signal outside of its normal range and induce alterations in 
brain and heart synchronization and changes in the brain's melatonin level. 

Some ill effects associated with changes in solar geomagnetic activity: 
Altered blood pressure. 

Reproductive, immune system, cardiac and neurological problems. 
Mental disorders, depression and suicide. 

Increased hospital admissions, accidents and sudden death, as well as countless other stress-related 

A number of human reaction-time experiments have been conducted relative to external events and Schumann 
resonances. In 1974, for example, Konig showed that human reaction times were significantly correlated with 
the intensity of the 8-10 Hz Schumann signal. Ten Hz have been shown to speed up reaction times, while 3-Hz 
signals from local thunderstorms have been shown to significantly lower reaction times. This phenomenon can be 
demonstrated by changes in EEG patterns and calcium ion uptake in the brain. 

The effects of manmade electromagnetic fields on human health 

The electromagnetic fields generated by power supply systems, telecommunications, appliances, computers 
and other technology produced by humans are extremely powerful and in some cases have been associated with 
increased incidence of cancer, heart disease, depression and other diseases. Exposure to strong electromagnetic 
fields in residential areas and in certain occupations has been documented as significantly increasing the incidence 
or risk of the listed diseases. Certain groups of people such as the elderly, children, women who are pregnant and 
the weak have been found to be more sensitive or susceptible to adverse effects from these fields than the rest of 
the population. (As is often the case with research, there are opposing opinions on the existence or extent of such 
adverse effects.) 

Thus we see that the Schumann resonances, geomagnetic and solar activity influence human health and 
behavior. It is exciting to see that the study of Schumann resonances points towards the interconnectedness of all 
(us, our planet earth, the sun, and probably many other planetary factors we are not aware of yet). 

Much more detailed research has been carried out, but it is beyond the scope of this commentary to go into it. 

So, in summary, researchers have found evidence indicating that human health and behavior appear to be 
affected by changes in Schumann resonances. Also, many scientists believe these resonances may be important in 
human biological cycles. 

Possible future considerations for scientists with respect to the Schumann resonances include learning why some 
people are adversely affected by changes in them, why most people are not and what can be done to help those who 

In addition to exploring whether mood and health are affected by Schumann resonances, researchers also have 
studied whether there is a link between historical events such as wars and social unrest with the solar cycle and 
resulting changes in ionospheric activity. I will write more on this subject in an upcoming commentary. 

Allow me to mention two items not directly related to today's topic: 

Because increased geomagnetic activity can cause an imbalance in heart-brain synchronization, we 
want to encourage you to practice coherence regularly to help you maintain that balance. 

You probably have received e-mails about the GCI's current Interconnectedness Study, which 
is aimed at helping us gain a more holistic picture of human health and behavior and how these are 
influenced by various planetary factors. We will keep you informed about the results. A likely second 
Interconnectedness Study, in case you missed out on this one, should take place in about six months. 

Remember what Albert Einstein said: "Everything in life is vibration. " 
Until next time, best wishes for good vibrations in your life, 
Annette Deyhle, Ph.D. and GCI Research Team 

Earth's Atmosphere, Schumann Resonance and 
the Ionosphere 

May 11,2009 

First and foremost I want to thank all of you for providing so much insightful feedback to my last commentary. 
Have you heard, our global coherence community now has over 13,000 members? 

Two major events have happened since my last update: A 5.8-magnitude earthquake in Italy claimed the lives of 
nearly 300 people and left 29,000 homeless; and the swine flu outbreak, which had reached 2,500 confirmed cases 
worldwide as of May 8 and resulted in 44 deaths - 42 in Mexico and two in the U.S. - threatened for a time to 
become a pandemic, creating a great deal of fear and anxiety. 

Many questions have been asked and I will address one of the most frequent: What happened during Obama's 
inauguration? In the following, I explain a case study of data from our magnetometer, Maggie, as well as data 
provided by researcher Roger Nelson from the Global Consciousness Project random number generator (RNG) 
network. The information from Maggie illustrates the kind of data we are starting to see with the ultrasensitive 
magnetometer and what it may be telling us. We are on the frontier where new science is created, and we are glad 
you are on board with us. 

For those interested in the scientific background, I will continue to explain some more basics behind GCI and the 
ionosphere and magnetometer data. Feel free to scroll down to the data related to Obama's inauguration if you 
would like to skip this science. 

Earth's Atmosphere, Schumann Resonance and the Ionosphere 

As mentioned in the previous commentary, the Earth is surrounded by a blanket of air reaching over 350 miles into 
space. The atmosphere is essential for life on the planet. It provides the air we breathe, water is recycled and the 
ozone layer protects us from the harmful effects of ultraviolet light, which can cause skin cancer. The atmosphere 
has four layers, the troposphere (about 0-10 miles), stratosphere (about 10-30 miles), mesosphere (about 30-50 
miles) and thermosphere about 50-375 miles, see figure from NASA below). 

Atmosphere looMphere 

Within the thermosphere is a band called the ionosphere that begins about 50 miles out from the Earth's surface and 
extends out to about 180 miles. It consists of charged particles. This highly dynamic region is constantly exposed 
to the full intensity of the sun; harsh ultraviolet radiation is breaking down molecules and atoms. Highly charged 
ions and free electrons therefore fill the ionospheric layers. A solar storm can pump charged particles into the 
magnetosphere and ionosphere. The ionosphere consists of three basic layers: D, E, and two F layers; during the 
night the D layer disappears, the E layer nearly disappears and the F layers combine (see figure from NASA below). 

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Scientists have found that extreme solar activity drastically compresses the magnetosphere (the protective magnetic 
bubble carved out by Earth's magnetic field) and modifies the composition of ions in the near-Earth space. These 
changes and disruptions in the ionosphere are detected by magnetometers. 

Such increased solar activity affects the ionosphere, upper atmosphere, and Earth's weather. This is why 
monitoring and forecasting its impact on near-Earth space is becoming increasingly critical to safeguarding daily life 
on Earth. 

You can watch the effect of extreme solar activity on Earth's magnetosphere by following this link: . 

Schumann Resonances: 

Schumann resonances (SR) are the electromagnetic frequencies of the Earth-ionosphere cavity (see figure below) 
and were first predicted by W.O. Schumann (1952). Electromagnetic impulses, like those from global lightening 
flashes (the world's thunderstorm activity) fill this cavity and excite the Schumann resonances. Resonances can be 
observed at around 7.8, 14, 20, 26, 33, 39 and 45 Hz (see the live data at 
live-data.html ). 

The observation of Schumann resonances can provide valuable information about solar activity, world thunderstorm 
activity, properties of the upper dissipative boundary layer, the Earth- ionosphere cavity and climatic changes. It has 
been found in previous studies that the Schumann resonances can influence human health indicators such as blood 
pressure, and it is likely that they also affect cardiac and neurological disease, violence and war, some of which was 

discussed in my last commentary. 

Random Number Generators (RNGs) and Maggie - IHM's Magnetometer: Data and Intentionality 

An RNG is an electrical device that randomly produces a sequence of numbers - either 0 or 1 - 200 times a second) 
which should be a random string of numbers that equal out to 100 O's and 100 I's and that results in a flat line 
when they are all added together. Roger Nelson started the Global Consciousness Project when he was at Princeton 
University and is a collaborator with the GCI f V 

During events in which millions of people share emotions globally such as Barack Obama's Inauguration, many 
people seem to come into alignment, or coherence.. In this case, the random production of O's and I's from 65 
RNGs at host sites in 41 countries went out of balance: Small, but meaningful differences from expectations can be 
seen in the data (for example, more 1 's than O's were produced or more O's than 1 's). This is also true for events in 
which the power of group focus such as during meditations has been applied intentionally, with the goal of having 
a positive impact on troubled areas on the planet, whether it is a war zone or an area struck by natural catastrophe. 
Although RNG data can detect imminent events, it does not tell us what is in store. 

Obama's Inauguration: 

RNG data 

To help us better understand the global impact of Obama's inauguration, we will examine the RNG data from the 
Global Consciousness Program (see figure 1 . below) and our "Maggie" data. 

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Figure 1. 

Shows the network variance of the Global Consciousness Project's random number generator network before, 
during and after the inauguration of President Obama. 

The formal event specification for the inauguration was extended both before and after the swearing-in, attempting 
to capture the anticipation and the celebration of the estimated 1.5 to 2 million people in Washington D.C., and 
hundreds of millions watching the ceremonies on TV around the world. The event was set for 6 a.m. on the 20th to 2 
a.m. on the 21st, EST. 

The result is graphically quite striking, with no trend for the first four hours. Then there is a very steady trend 
showing smaller than expected network variance for about 12 hours, and finally a change to a period of relatively 
large variance. For a more detailed explanation, go to the Global Consciousness Project Web site at http:// . 

Maggie Data 

The following two graphs show some preliminary data from Maggie, the magnetic field detector developed by 
the Global Coherence Initiative research and development team to monitor the resonances occurring in the plasma 
waves constantly circling the Earth in the ionosphere. 



Figure 2. 

This is a plot of daily spectrograms of the Schumann resonances for the four days before, day of and three days after 
President Obama's inauguration. The intensity levels of the resonances are substantially lower the day of and the 
days following the inauguration than the days preceding it. 

Figure 2 is a frequency- time spectrogram of the horizontal component of the Schumann resonances. Within the 
spectrograms, the power of the intensity at the right side of Figure 2 of a given frequency is coded in a color scale, 
with yellow being the most intense. The typically daily variations in the intensity of the resonances can be seen in 
the figures. The time of the presidential swearing-in at 12 p.m. EST on the 20th is noted by the red arrow. At the left 
of Figure 2 is a vertical section through the spectrogram showing the typical resonance structure for Jan 1 6 on the 
upper row and Jan 20 on the lower row. 

The resonances are shown by the red lines that appear as horizontal lines with frequencies of 7.8, 14, 20, 26, 33 and 
39 hertz. The daily time periods shown in each daily plot are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. PST. The grey boxes were added to 
omit the data that was contaminated on several of the days by a local noise source - a solar charger that was being 



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This shows the total spectral power in the frequencies between 5 and 40 hertz for the same days shown in Figure 2. 

GCI researchers note that an interesting observation of this data is the pronounced change in the activity level of the 
resonances. As shown in both figures, there is a pronounced drop in intensity on the day of the inauguration 
that persisted during the three days following it. The GCI research team has been exploring changes in space 
weather and other indicators of ionospheric activity such as ion density that could explain the changes in resonance 
intensity. So far, the changes do not appear to correlate with other indicators that are known to affect ionospheric 
activity. However, it is possible that we are seeing an effect of human consciousness acting on global weather 

Similar observations were made during another event. World Sound Day, on Feb. 14 of this year, but we are still 
exploring the data. Data comparable to Obama's inauguration for RNGs and Maggie were obtained. This was a day 
when people around the planet took five minutes to send a sonic Valentine to the Earth with the heart sound "AH," 
which was filled with the intention of peace and love. 

Obviously, so far we can only speculate about the meaning of the data, and we are excited about continuing this 
interesting journey of helping to increase global coherence. Might the alignment of many millions of people in most 
countries of the world cause a quiet period in the magnetometer data? Does the data correspond with uniting the 
emotions of many, allowing for more global peace and harmony? Because solar storms increase the intensity in the 
level of resonance, which in turn causes health challenges, violence etc., the data could be a first indicator that we 
are taking the right steps with our innovative research in monitoring the ionosphere. 

So far we have taken an exploratory look at the possibility of global events being the catalyst for the kind of 
coherence that we think of as a global consciousness. A word of caution, however: Our research team knows that 
to scientifically prove our theory, the real effect only can be identified by repeatedly monitoring events that have 
similar impact. 

In closing our commentary today, and in appreciation of Earth, 

**The mountains, rivers, earth, grasses, trees, and forests are always emanating a subtle, precious light, day and 
night, always emanating a subtle, precious sound, demonstrating and expounding to all people the unsurpassed 
ultimate truth, -Yuan-Sou 

Best wishes for much coherence, health and harmony to you all, 
Annette Deyhle, Ph.D. and a member of the GCI research team